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Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff pack delivers boho style, but lacks movies

Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff pack delivers boho style, but lacks movies

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

February 2, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

Sims 4: Movie Hangout Stuff pack adds a boho chic theme along with two movie related items to the Sims world. The themes combined aren't compatible but the items prove useful for Simmers due to well execution. Still, EA should have created two separate packs, one for the boho items and one with a wider ...

The Game Stop: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe

The Game Stop: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Game Stop, Video Games

4 stars Players will know off the bat if they’re interested in Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai Deluxe. Vocaloid music fans will appreciate the combination of dating simulator and rhythm game elements. Those who are on the fence may be put off by the style and difficulty, but will enjoy the presentation greatl...

Making a Murderer makes waves on Netflix

Making a Murderer makes waves on Netflix

By Jennifer Kusch, Managing Editor

January 17, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Netflix’s Making a Murderer weaves a chilling tale of corruption and conspiracy in the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department and illuminates a web of lies that has ruined the life of Steven Avery. But this series is real—it isn’t a tale of conflict built around Matthew McConaughey's molasses...

Daddy’s Home contains the humor, but also the redundancy

Daddy’s Home contains the humor, but also the redundancy

By Sonny Mulpuri, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2016


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Rating: 3 stars In only their second movie together, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell play characters with polar-opposite personalities, different views on matters and often contradict each other. Brad Whitaker (Ferrell) is the smooth jazz radio station worker, lame and emotional stepdad who is just t...

Recovery Road is worth waiting for

Recovery Road is worth waiting for

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2016


Filed under Reviews, TV Shows

Rating: 4/5 stars Based off of the novel by Blake Nelson, Recovery Road is an interesting story that centers around high school junior Maddie Graham, who is reprimanded by her principal for being peer pressured into underage drinking. The principal gives her two options: expulsion or a sobriety progra...

Geometry Dash Meltdown is comprable to original

Geometry Dash Meltdown is comprable to original

By Caitlin Bush, Assistant Editor

January 12, 2016


Filed under Apps, Reviews

Rating: 2.5 stars Geometry Dash Meltdown is an almost identical version of RobTop Games AB previously successful app Geometry Dash. This makes it seem like an unnecessary creation, but it’s new features give it a spooky feel that may attract some gamers. The goal of the Geometry Dash Meltdown ...

Neo Monsters proves a successful successor

Neo Monsters proves a successful successor

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2016


Filed under Apps, Reviews

Rating: 4 stars Boasting a similar storyline and setting to Pokemon comes Neo Monsters, the spin-off engineered for mobile devices. The app centers around your character as it navigates the peculiar, yet enticing world of Neo Monsters. Chalk-full of animal-like creatures that hold special powers, it i...

The Game Stop: Wayward Souls

The Game Stop: Wayward Souls

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2016


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Game Stop, Video Games

Rating: 4.5 stars When the fighting elements of Secret of Mana meet Roguelike elements of Rogue Legacy, the result is Wayward Souls. There isn’t much to base the story off of. Each character has their own individual narrative, but they’re all somewhat generic, stop-the-bad-guy type of plot. Wh...

Sims 4: Get Together proves a worthy expansion pack

Sims 4: Get Together proves a worthy expansion pack

By Caitlin Bush and Allison Lackner

December 16, 2015


Filed under Reviews, Video Games

Sims 4: Get Together is the only expansion pack worth buying and downloading to this date in order to enjoy gameplay. The expansion pack is worth the $40 price since it adds things Simmers couldn’t even imagine in their wildest dreams, exceeding their expectations. The expansion pack comes with a Eur...

The Game Stop: Project X Zone

The Game Stop: Project X Zone

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2015


Filed under Reviews, The Game Stop, Video Games

Rating: 4 stars If there were three words to describe Project X Zone (pronounced “cross zone”), they’d be “an enjoyable mess.” By combining the various game franchises of Sega, Namco Bandai and Capcom, Project X Zone delivers a surprisingly complicated mix of tactical role play and fighting gam...

Ham for Hamilton

Ham for Hamilton

By Sarah Wietecha, Assistant Editor

December 1, 2015


Filed under Music, Reviews

Any new show added to Broadway has some big shoes to fill. Hamilton, the newest edition to 46th street, does not disappoint. America’s founding fathers are reborn on stage to share the story of the youngest founding father and the face of the $10 bill, Alexander Hamilton. It follows Hamilton’s jour...

Purpose matures teenage heartthrob

Purpose matures teenage heartthrob

By Jennifer Kusch, Managing Editor

November 22, 2015


Filed under Music, Reviews

Justin Bieber has made a lot of mistakes, but clearly, it’s not too late to say sorry. Whether it was abandoning his pet monkey in a German airport, visiting a brothel in Rio or tearing through a residential area full of kids in his Ferrari, we all held a grudge against the doe-eyed singer. Bieber...